The J. L. Crowe Secondary School placed second at the B.C. Boy’s Secondary School Curling Championship last week.
The Crowe team made up of skip Kelvin Harper, third Justin Umpherville, second Spenser Soukeroff, lead Dakota Ravestein, and fifth Dylan Gach went 6 and 1 in the tournament in Dawson Creek.
Thursday, the boys won handily over South Delta Secondary, 8-1 and Burnaby North Secondary 7-1. However in their third draw the team faced eventual champion Frances Kelsey Secondary. Down 2-1 in the fourth end, Kelsey counted two more to go up 4-1. Crowe would get two back but lose it 6-3 in eight ends.
On Friday, the team got back into the groove. The Crowe foursome made a brilliant comeback in their early draw over Centennial Secondary.
After Centennial scored three in the first end and stole one in the second to go up 4-0, Crowe scored two in the third, then stole one in the fourth, before scoring in the sixth and seventh to tie it at 5-5. Incredibly, the Crowe team stole two more in the eighth end to take the game 7-5.
The team rounded out their impressive 6 and 1 record with wins over last year’s champion Dawson Creek, 5-4, Salmon Arm, 5-2, and Smithers Secondary, 7-4, to take home the silver medal.